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Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low

Cigarette smoking in U.S. reaches all-time low

Health
Nov. 8 (UPI) -- Cigarette smoking has reached an all-time low among U.S. adults -- 14 percent -- according to new data released by the U.S. government. Experts and researchers say the new data is proof that efforts to decrease the rates of smoking in the United States have been successful, but they say there is still much more work to be done. An estimated 34 million adults in the United States smoked cigarettes either every day or some days in 2017, which is down from 15.5 percent of adults in 2016 and 67 percent fewer since 1965, according to data released by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration and the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute. The most dramatic cigarette usage decline was among adults aged 18 to 24 years -- 10.4 ...
Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

Apple shares hit all-time high after Buffett raises stake

Technology
Apple shares have hit an all-time high on news that legendary investor Warren Buffett now has a roughly 5% stake in the tech giant.Shares in Apple, already the world's most valuable company, rose by almost 4% on Friday to more than $ 183.7 each.Mr Buffett said his Berkshire Hathaway group bought about 75 million more shares of the iPhone maker in the first three months of the year.His investment moves are closely watched across the world.Mr Buffett's company has been buying up shares in Apple since 2016. Berkshire Hathaway claimed a nearly 3.3% stake, or more than 166 million shares, at the end of last year. At the time, the holding, one of Berkshire's biggest stock market gambits, was worth more than $ 28bn. Now, after the additional share purchases and an 8% rise in price since the start...
Mutual funds' average AUM touches all-time high of Rs 19.92 lakh crore

Mutual funds' average AUM touches all-time high of Rs 19.92 lakh crore

Finance
The average assets under management (AAUM) of Indian mutual fund industry for the month of June 2017 stood at Rs 19.92 lakh crore, according to the data released by Association of Mutual Funds in India. The assets under management of the industry on June 30, 2017 stood at at Rs 18.96 lakh crore. The asset base of the MF industry rose 7 per cent to Rs 19.52 lakh crore at the end of June quarter. According to AMFI, the AUM of the Indian MF industry has grown about six-fold increase in a span of 10 years. The assets under management of the MF industry stood at Rs 3.26 trillion as on 31st March 2007. The data shows that the mutual fund industry's AUM has grown from Rs 5.87 trillion on 31st March, 2012 to Rs 18.96 trillion as on 30th June, 2017, more than three-fold increase in a span of ...
CDC: Teen birth rate drops again to all-time low

CDC: Teen birth rate drops again to all-time low

Health
FRIDAY, June 30, 2017 -- Teen births in the United States dropped to a record low last year, falling 9 percent from 2015, U.S. health officials reported Friday.The overall birth rate declined, too, dropping 1 percent between 2015 and 2016, according to preliminary data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The total number of births in 2016 was 3,941,109.Moreover, the fertility rate declined to 62 births per 1,000 among women of childbearing age -- a record low for the nation, researchers found.Births among 15-to 19-year-olds have declined dramatically since 2007 -- more than 50 percent, said lead researcher Brady Hamilton, a statistician at CDC's National Center for Health Statistics."It's really quite astounding for a demographic rate in an age group to decline that m...